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Saqaliba
11-19-2011, 12:17 AM
So, it totally sucks that there are little to no side missions in this game in comparison to Brotherhood which really makes Revelations the weaker game. But I heard they were replacing Side Missions with Random 'city events' and so far I've only come across one which can hardly be considered a 'side mission'. I have the official guide and it has very little information on these events and so I was wondering how you locate them? They don't show up on the map. Poor form.

Saqaliba
11-19-2011, 12:17 AM
So, it totally sucks that there are little to no side missions in this game in comparison to Brotherhood which really makes Revelations the weaker game. But I heard they were replacing Side Missions with Random 'city events' and so far I've only come across one which can hardly be considered a 'side mission'. I have the official guide and it has very little information on these events and so I was wondering how you locate them? They don't show up on the map. Poor form.

LordWolv
11-19-2011, 02:15 AM
The point, unfortunately, is that you don't find them. They're completely and utterly random, time wise and location wise. The best you can hope for is running around a lot, but if you don't want to do that (and I don't blame you if you don't) you'll have to find something else to do and hope you bump into one.

Most of these random city events is Ezio cracking the skull of some stupid civilian that thinks he stands a chance against you. You'll probably get a bomb and some money from beating him.

But yes, I agree, I was really disappointed when I saw that their was absolutely zero side missions. At the moment I'm being forced to run around destroying Templar Dens and viewpointing the whole map.

Steww-
11-19-2011, 02:26 AM
Isn't there thief and mercenary missions?

IntoxicEIGHT
11-19-2011, 02:28 AM
there is like 1 mission for each of the factions.

Master Assassin Missions will appear randomly over time throughout the game and even after you finish the story. In fact i think there are 7 of them? 1 for each den.

They might not actually be random though. I think they are triggered while leveling up your assassin recruits.

Saqaliba
11-19-2011, 05:31 PM
Still no 'Random Events' and so little side missions. I am actually getting bored with this game, which is rare. Where the hell are the side missions? Random events... so random that they don't even happen. Surely there is a way to find these things.

E-Zekiel
11-19-2011, 06:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Isaac500:
The point, unfortunately, is that you don't find them. They're completely and utterly random, time wise and location wise. The best you can hope for is running around a lot, but if you don't want to do that (and I don't blame you if you don't) you'll have to find something else to do and hope you bump into one.

Most of these random city events is Ezio cracking the skull of some stupid civilian that thinks he stands a chance against you. You'll probably get a bomb and some money from beating him.

But yes, I agree, I was really disappointed when I saw that their was absolutely zero side missions. At the moment I'm being forced to run around destroying Templar Dens and viewpointing the whole map. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

They're starting to look very un-random and seem to occur at fixed locations to me.

StarDreamer99
11-19-2011, 06:12 PM
I encountered next to no random events (30+ hours), and then ones I did encounter were pretty inconsequential. For example, twice near the docks, I ran into a guy who asked me for help to move 4 boxes from point A to point B which was literally 3 meters away. I got 500 in cash plus some bomb parts for 20 seconds of my time. Not exactly something I would call a side mission.

NewBlade200
11-19-2011, 08:48 PM
^That's what happened to me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

It's strange getting bored of an AC game this early. It's not even like ACB (which ranged from OK to offensive). It just got boring.

Well, there's still Skyrim.

Sarari
11-19-2011, 08:52 PM
So free roaming isn't fun in ACR? Cause that's all I do that with ACB and I still have fun.

Randy 355
11-19-2011, 08:55 PM
I think I found one so far. It consisted of me carrying this guy's 3 boxes down some stairs one at a time. Gee, exciting.

Saqaliba
11-19-2011, 09:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">It consisted of me carrying this guy's 3 boxes down some stairs one at a time. Gee, exciting... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, I reckon. And when the Dev's talked about side missions, they made them out to be something like RDR... and they promised they would be story related... so far they are just 2 petty errands that lasted a few seconds. I don't even know why the guy I fought had a problem with my hood. Was he a templar? Byzantine.. vague!

Considering that Brotherhood had 3 waves of side-missions for each faction. And each wave had at least 4 or 5 missions each x 4 factions... that is some serious downgrading to the two petty faction missions in this game. Their better be a Side-Mission DLC!

BK-110
11-19-2011, 09:29 PM
Indeed, the seeming lack of side missions is one of my few complaints about the game. I too met the guy at the docks and that's it...

kriegerdesgottes
11-19-2011, 09:37 PM
Yeah I Was all excited about random missions but they are really disappointing in this game. I thought we would help people from guards and help shopkeepers from thieves. I have been playing almost non stop for the last three days and I've only run across the guys with boxes 3 times and the stalker quite a few times and then the "Tax collector" maybe twice. And those aren't even good missions.

CRUDFACE
11-19-2011, 11:39 PM
Sorry dude, but they pop up whenever and wherever. Most are just Ezio beating someone up Duccio style anyway. Actually, ACR's only side missions are the master assassin missions and the missions to introduce you to the different factions.

I miss assassination missions http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

kriegerdesgottes
11-20-2011, 12:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by t260z:
Sorry dude, but they pop up whenever and wherever. Most are just Ezio beating someone up Duccio style anyway. Actually, ACR's only side missions are the master assassin missions and the missions to introduce you to the different factions.

I miss assassination missions http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah I was thinking the exact same thing today while playing. That was one thing I did to keep myself busy in Brotherhood was to replay assassination missions. I can't believe they left those out this time. Also there are no VR missions to mess around in.

CRUDFACE
11-20-2011, 12:27 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by kriegerdesgotte:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by t260z:
Sorry dude, but they pop up whenever and wherever. Most are just Ezio beating someone up Duccio style anyway. Actually, ACR's only side missions are the master assassin missions and the missions to introduce you to the different factions.

I miss assassination missions http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah I was thinking the exact same thing today while playing. That was one thing I did to keep myself busy in Brotherhood was to replay assassination missions. I can't believe they left those out this time. Also there are no VR missions to mess around in. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

O.0 OMG, I forgot about those! I miss those. ACR doesn't last as long as Brotherhood does. I miss all the side missions.

twenty_glyphs
11-20-2011, 12:46 AM
The random missions are called "City Events" in the strategy guide and are indicated by a black circle with a white outline on your mini-map (not sure if it's also on the main map). They are definitely lame and I can't figure out what the purpose of them even is. It's like they're supposed to be variations of the side missions in AC2 where Ezio did all those meaningless chores, but random instead. Just like everyone else, I've only seen lots of beat up a guy and then one carry 4 boxes by the docks in Galata. What's the point of having two types of random events and have them be so short and meaningless and also hardly ever even show up? They're also not random like I expected, which is where they just happen around you, like the Borgia Couriers and Pickpockets. You still have to trigger them.

I'm also disappointed in the Templar Tax Collector. I've only seen them twice in over 20 hours of playing. The Borgia Couriers and Pickpockets were both better because at least they happened frequently enough. This just makes one less thing to do while free-roaming after the game, since there's hardly ever anyone to chase. The Stalker actually did add a nice element to the game though, so I'm glad they added that.

It sounded like this game was going to take a good step forward in the area of free-roaming random events, and instead it was a step back. I don't know why they haven't been able to do the random events well in this series. Even one thing they did well in Brotherhood, the new ambush event, was screwed up because those events stopped after you finished all the Thief missions. I just want more meaningful stuff to pop up to do if I choose after the story. At least Brotherhood had the side missions. Even when they weren't earth-shattering, at least they were a nice distraction to work on at my own pace. I think scaling back on the side missions really hurt Revelations in terms of fun after the story is over. I feel there is really no excuse for not at least including the assassination missions.

As a side note, even the city renovation took a step back. In Brotherhood, opening more shops gave you another level of discount so there was an incentive to keep opening more. I believe some items also only opened up after opening so many shops. In Revelations, it feels so pointless to just keep opening more shops when the only thing you get from them is more income. Also the lack of tunnels and aqueducts to renovate that would change the city in some way made it more bland as well.

kriegerdesgottes
11-20-2011, 01:12 AM
Oh yeah I forgot about the ambush event. That would have been much better than any of the random events in Revelations. I expected the random events to be like they are in RDR where you walk around for a couple minutes and you get jumped or someone needs help or to be saved. That is what a random event should be. Not once every 4 days some guy needs 4 boxes carried 3 feet away.

roostersrule2
11-20-2011, 01:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by kriegerdesgotte:
Oh yeah I forgot about the ambush event. That would have been much better than any of the random events in Revelations. I expected the random events to be like they are in RDR where you walk around for a couple minutes and you get jumped or someone needs help or to be saved. That is what a random event should be. Not once every 4 days some guy needs 4 boxes carried 3 feet away. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>That's one of the best things about RDR and is why it's number 2 on my top games of all time.

kriegerdesgottes
11-20-2011, 01:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by roostersrule2:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by kriegerdesgotte:
Oh yeah I forgot about the ambush event. That would have been much better than any of the random events in Revelations. I expected the random events to be like they are in RDR where you walk around for a couple minutes and you get jumped or someone needs help or to be saved. That is what a random event should be. Not once every 4 days some guy needs 4 boxes carried 3 feet away. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>That's one of the best things about RDR and is why it's number 2 on my top games of all time. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same here. That game is downright flawless imo.

mattduck69
11-20-2011, 01:48 AM
far out ubisoft..this is the FIRST time ive had a serouse problem with assassins creed...w...t....f
i finished the story pretty quick for starters! so for the last few days ive been trying to find some.. if any side missions, but no nothing all
only thing ive done is(like everyone else) hit duicco or whatever once and picked up a dudes create.. i mean come on! you guys promise a load more to do after finishing the amazingly short story(btw is frigen fantastic story haha) and all ive done is look for things to collect..do your tower defense (which too is not very fun) and umm free roam

what im trying to say is is that this series is freakin ledgendary and in some ways its getting better, but in others its getting bad. keep up the awsomely ledgendary thing but scrap the stupid irevelant things..please, thank you

<span class="ev_code_RED">Please do not bypass the Language Filter.</span>

E-Zekiel
11-20-2011, 01:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by kriegerdesgotte:
Oh yeah I forgot about the ambush event. That would have been much better than any of the random events in Revelations. I expected the random events to be like they are in RDR where you walk around for a couple minutes and you get jumped or someone needs help or to be saved. That is what a random event should be. Not once every 4 days some guy needs 4 boxes carried 3 feet away. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, they're not varied or frequent or random enough. They seem to happen at fixed locations (having an occasional fixed locations is ok...RDR had a few fixed-location events) but yeah...Mainly just beat up a random guy and carry a few boxes and that's pretty much it so far. The occasional guy trying to run and stab me is ok too, but it'd be more fun if he actually followed me stealthily for a longer period of time and I had to pick him out, and if I didn't, I had a shorter time in which to react, and if I wasn't quick, I died or something.

CRUDFACE
11-20-2011, 02:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by kriegerdesgotte:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by roostersrule2:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by kriegerdesgotte:
Oh yeah I forgot about the ambush event. That would have been much better than any of the random events in Revelations. I expected the random events to be like they are in RDR where you walk around for a couple minutes and you get jumped or someone needs help or to be saved. That is what a random event should be. Not once every 4 days some guy needs 4 boxes carried 3 feet away. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>That's one of the best things about RDR and is why it's number 2 on my top games of all time. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same here. That game is downright flawless imo. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

And I still haven't played it. Everyone always talks about how good it is to.

uniqplay
11-20-2011, 02:25 AM
Hey guys, I think UBIsoft in revelations made a perfect multiplayer mode sooo its like they are telling you after ending the main quest, u should go and play the awesome multiplayer mode.

CRUDFACE
11-20-2011, 02:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by uniqplay:
Hey guys, I think UBIsoft in revelations made a perfect multiplayer mode sooo its like they are telling you after ending the main quest, u should go and play the awesome multiplayer mode. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Lol, not everybody is into multiplayer. It is fun though.

uniqplay
11-20-2011, 06:06 AM
okey there is a point in that =P but even though in single player u have things to do like den defenses , chalenges , explore the map, having fun into the palace ^^ the point is okey no side quests but u can spend your time in this game with other ways

TorQue1988
11-20-2011, 07:09 AM
Hey guys, i'm waiting for the PC version so i have a few questions,without spoilers please.
I'm starting to worry after reading this thread.
1)Please tell me that the game still has Faction assignments from HQ of Mercenaries, Thieves and Romani. I loved those things in ACB.
2)How about Guild Challenges?
3)Are there any Shop Quests?
4)How about Templar Agents?
5)Does the game still feature unlock-able cheats?
6)Random bandits attacks like in ACB?
7)From the videos i've seen the moon is not full but crescent,so does the game feature realistic moon phases or the crescent moon just replaces the full moon from previous games?
8)Any weather effects besides the snow in Masyaf?
9)Is there a chess minigame or at least a dice minigame like Hazard from ACB?
Thanx.

ProdiGurl
11-20-2011, 08:21 AM
I was counting the Sofia memories, Merc/thief/Romanie & some Master Assasin missions as 'side missions" that have been keeping me busy outside the main story.
Same with Den defense - I consider that an aside to the main storyline.

ProdiGurl
11-20-2011, 08:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TorQue1988:
Hey guys, i'm waiting for the PC version so i have a few questions,without spoilers please.
I'm starting to worry after reading this thread.
1)Please tell me that the game still has Faction assignments from HQ of Mercenaries, Thieves and Romani. I loved those things in ACB.
2)How about Guild Challenges?
3)Are there any Shop Quests?
4)How about Templar Agents?
5)Does the game still feature unlock-able cheats?
6)Random bandits attacks like in ACB?
7)From the videos i've seen the moon is not full but crescent,so does the game feature realistic moon phases or the crescent moon just replaces the full moon from previous games?
8)Any weather effects besides the snow in Masyaf?
9)Is there a chess minigame or at least a dice minigame like Hazard from ACB?
Thanx. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm only starting Seq. 4, but so far:

1)Please tell me that the game still has Faction assignments from HQ of Mercenaries, Thieves and Romani. I loved those things in ACB&lt;&lt;

Yes, I saw 3 on my map, but I haven't done any yet.

2)How about Guild Challenges?&lt;&lt;
Yes, there are alot.
There's also a separate Bomb challenge with some goals. Yesterday I achieved killing 5 or more guards w/ one bomb.

3)Are there any Shop Quests?&lt;&lt;
No not that I've seen. There are "black market" sales people who sell intact bombs in case you don't hold the right ingredients to make your own.
There's also a separate Bomb shop (some Pi Ries name?) to get your bomb stuff & ingredients are in chests all over the city.

6)Random bandits attacks like in ACB?&lt;&lt;
Yes, and it's even better than before imo.

And, if you're Templar awareness level gets higher, there's also an "official" (marked w/ an icon) that walks around near you -always escorted by 2 guards behind him-
& if you take 2 officialsout, your alert level goes back down to zero.
You can also still bribe a Herald (for $100)

There are "pigeon" coops (not so much w/ pigeons anymore, but stations on buildings next to bomb crafting tables) all thru the city too so you can access your assassins.

7)From the videos i've seen the moon is not full but crescent,so does the game feature realistic moon phases or the crescent moon just replaces the full moon from previous games?&lt;&lt;
I think it was full for me before . . not sure if that was part of the cutscene tho?
Ambiance is nice in this game.

8)Any weather effects besides the snow in Masyaf?&lt;&lt;
So far up to sequence 4, no. Just some haze/fog in the daytime around the city in some areas.

9)Is there a chess minigame or at least a dice minigame like Hazard from ACB?&lt;&lt;
Nothing I've come across yet, no.

TorQue1988
11-20-2011, 08:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ProdiGurl:
I'm only starting Seq. 4, but so far:

1)Please tell me that the game still has Faction assignments from HQ of Mercenaries, Thieves and Romani. I loved those things in ACB&lt;&lt;

Yes, I saw 3 on my map, but I haven't done any yet.

2)How about Guild Challenges?&lt;&lt;
Yes, there are alot.
There's also a separate Bomb challenge with some goals. Yesterday I achieved killing 5 or more guards w/ one bomb.

3)Are there any Shop Quests?&lt;&lt;
No not that I've seen. There are "black market" sales people who sell intact bombs in case you don't hold the right ingredients to make your own.
There's also a separate Bomb shop (some Pi Ries name?) to get your bomb stuff & ingredients are in chests all over the city.

6)Random bandits attacks like in ACB?&lt;&lt;
Yes, and it's even better than before imo.

And, if you're Templar awareness level gets higher, there's also an "official" (marked w/ an icon) that walks around near you -always escorted by 2 guards behind him-
& if you take 2 officialsout, your alert level goes back down to zero.
You can also still bribe a Herald (for $100)

There are "pigeon" coops (not so much w/ pigeons anymore, but stations on buildings next to bomb crafting tables) all thru the city too so you can access your assassins.

7)From the videos i've seen the moon is not full but crescent,so does the game feature realistic moon phases or the crescent moon just replaces the full moon from previous games?&lt;&lt;
I think it was full for me before . . not sure if that was part of the cutscene tho?
Ambiance is nice in this game.

8)Any weather effects besides the snow in Masyaf?&lt;&lt;
So far up to sequence 4, no. Just some haze/fog in the daytime around the city in some areas.

9)Is there a chess minigame or at least a dice minigame like Hazard from ACB?&lt;&lt;
Nothing I've come across yet, no. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thank you for the answers...can't wait to play the game http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

ProdiGurl
11-20-2011, 09:10 AM
YW. =)

kudos17
11-20-2011, 10:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by t260z:

I miss assassination missions http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This, this, this, this and this.

I can count on my fingers on ONE HAND how many missions in AC:R require me to assassinate someone. For a game titled "Assassin's Creed", that's ridiculous. I love Revelations, don't get me wrong, but some major disappointments in here.

Serrachio
11-20-2011, 10:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TorQue1988:
Hey guys, i'm waiting for the PC version so i have a few questions,without spoilers please.
I'm starting to worry after reading this thread.
1)Please tell me that the game still has Faction assignments from HQ of Mercenaries, Thieves and Romani. I loved those things in ACB.
2)How about Guild Challenges?
3)Are there any Shop Quests?
4)How about Templar Agents?
5)Does the game still feature unlock-able cheats?
6)Random bandits attacks like in ACB?
7)From the videos i've seen the moon is not full but crescent,so does the game feature realistic moon phases or the crescent moon just replaces the full moon from previous games?
8)Any weather effects besides the snow in Masyaf?
9)Is there a chess minigame or at least a dice minigame like Hazard from ACB?
Thanx. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

1) One mission each. That's it.
2) Yes.
3) No.
4) Merged with assigning an Apprentice to a Den, rather good missions.
5) Yes. They require Full Sequence Syncs still though.
6) No, not necessarily, although there are the Stalkers who randomly try to stab you. Those are one guy solo to be fair though.
7) I don't know about the moon question.
8) No.
9) No.

itsamea-mario
11-20-2011, 11:41 AM
A couple of stalker attacks (none of which were successful) and that's about for me.

There was some guy who wanted a race and ended up joining the assassins, don't know if that was random though.

Then again, I did kind of rush the game.
Which I don't advise, it leaves an empty feeling.

TorQue1988
11-20-2011, 12:24 PM
Just ONE assignment mission for every faction?
That really sucks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

LieutenantJojo
11-20-2011, 01:05 PM
I really hate the lack of a decent amount of side missions. The random events are a complete joke and with faction missions practically completely gone, the master assassin missions are the only things left to do and it gets boring. What a downgrade from ACB. Don't get me wrong, ACR is an amazing game, but the short storyline and the lack of side missions really make ACB a better game, sadly enough.

They better give is a whole bunch of side missions with a DLC. Give us faction side missions, like in ACB and more master assassin missions.

Indian0Lore
11-20-2011, 01:11 PM
I don't know what it is, but I keep hearing the "whispers" from multi-player, when I'm running around on the streets. It keeps freaking me out.

I had it once do the "whispers" and then I got attacked by a stalker, but other than that, I just start freaking out looking around and behind me like a crazy person.

And like most people have said my city events have been mostly just beating up a guy who is drunk or wants to defend his house.

Skuldpt
11-20-2011, 04:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TorQue1988:
Hey guys, i'm waiting for the PC version so i have a few questions,without spoilers please.
I'm starting to worry after reading this thread.
1)Please tell me that the game still has Faction assignments from HQ of Mercenaries, Thieves and Romani. I loved those things in ACB.
2)How about Guild Challenges?
3)Are there any Shop Quests?
4)How about Templar Agents?
5)Does the game still feature unlock-able cheats?
6)Random bandits attacks like in ACB?
7)From the videos i've seen the moon is not full but crescent,so does the game feature realistic moon phases or the crescent moon just replaces the full moon from previous games?
8)Any weather effects besides the snow in Masyaf?
9)Is there a chess minigame or at least a dice minigame like Hazard from ACB?
Thanx. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

1)Yep
2)There are quite a few
3)No
4)Not many
5)Yes
6)No, just stalkers
7) Full moon and new moon so far
8) Yes, there are foggy days, windy days, sunny days and dusk days http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
9)No http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Saqaliba
11-20-2011, 05:28 PM
The Polo missions could potentially be considered side-missions, but they are the most mundane things to ever happen in AC thusfar. Eagle-Vision search for location from a viewpoint. Exciting. Can't even read the books.

The piri missions suck too. Searching for a piece of paper... meh. At least put them in guarded banks like the codex pages so we have to fight for them. The main missions are turning into just boring collectibles.

This game is arse. The dye colors look like vomit. And some of them even look so similar I can't tell the difference. My own recruits look more fashion orientated than Ezio.

They had better release some faction side-missions in a DLC. It would be a darn waste of the sexy city they created.

Oh... and what the hell happened to First-Person?!? Create this amazing aesthetic experience that is 17th century Constantinople; and I can't even admire it with First Person view!? What a shame! Cop out!

twenty_glyphs
11-20-2011, 06:55 PM
While this game has a better story than Brotherhood, the side missions are definitely much worse than even AC2. People complained that too much of Brotherhood was side missions, but at least it was a good distraction with stuff to do after the story was over. I liked how they had their own mini-story as well to go along with the guilds. Even AC2's beat-up, courier and race side missions would have been better than what Revelations gave us. Brotherhood felt packed and I didn't have an empty feeling when the story was over, unlike Revelations.

There's just not enough to do in this beautiful sandbox they've created. I can't even entertain myself by chasing down a courier that I spot at random anymore. The Templar Tax Collectors must be tied to who has control of a den. They're probably supposed to be going around to the shops and collecting the extra tax that you have to pay when you don't control the dens. That would explain why I only saw two early in the story, before I had conquered all the dens.

The dens sounded like such a good gameplay idea, with the back-and-forth of taking and retaking them. Unfortunately, the execution is terrible and forces you to defend them with some mini-game that doesn't belong in an AC game. Also, in order to get the cool Master Assassins, you then permanently lock yourself out of being able to play the back-and-forth game with the Templars and apparently lose out on the tax collectors, one of the few thing happening in the game world. This just makes the world that much more dead after the story.

I think the lack of true Truth puzzles also hurt this game, since that was just one more thing to add variety. The Desmond levels were okay, but not anywhere near the coolness of the Truth puzzles. I kept replaying the Truth puzzles because I was trying to pick up on any little clues to the overall story. But with Desmond's, there's not much to pick up on and there are only 5 instead of the 10 and 20 of the previous games.

EDIT: And yes, the lack of the first-person view in the city was just one more of those nice details of the series that is gone with this game. I wish they could have made all the improvements this game had without leaving out some of the details that made the last two games so great.